FlyBmi/Bmi Regional, the sister airline of Loganair in the Airline Investments Ltd group, has ceased operations from 16th February 2019 and will be filing for administration.

Loganair Embraer E135 (photo: Loganair)

The two airlines are separate businesses, operating separate aircraft fleets on their own distinct route networks.  As such, the closure of bmi Regional — which flew Embraer Regional Jet aircraft on routes throughout 12 European countries — has no impact on Loganair’s continued operation, which predominantly uses turboprop aircraft on routes within the UK and in particular to, from and within the Scottish Highlands & Islands.

The same challenges that have led to bmi Regional ceasing operations, including uncertainty around intra-European traffic rights post-Brexit, do not impact Loganair’s business.

– Loganair expects to return to profit in the current financial year, is carrying record passenger numbers on many of its routes and is in a strong financial position, said Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles.

Read more: FlyBmi has ceased operations and is filing for administration (february 16th 2019)

– We are actively working on options to offer employment to a number of bmi Regional staff members whilst at the same time monitoring developments elsewhere in the UK regional airline sector which could present opportunities for Loganair.”

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